Inaugural Conference of the Internet and P2P Research Group

This is a time of confrontation between older forms of communication and organization and new ways of sharing, collaborating and acting collectively. We seek to explore the conflictual/adaptational tension between hierarchical institutions and p2p and the issues arising by adopting p2p in various movements and organizations.

From the organising team: (Athina Karatzogianni, Michel Bauwens, Majid Yar, George Michaelides)

Thanks especially to Dr. Athina Karatzogianni for pulling this off!!

Please note this is a first informal draft.

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Inaugural Conference of the Internet and P2P Research Group (IP2PRG) at the University of Hull

[email protected] 2010 Developing the Virtual Society: Conflict in Adoption of P2P Networks, 26-28 March

Keynote speakers:

* Gabriella Coleman, author of Coding Freedom: Hacker Pleasure and the Ethics of Free and Open Source Software [Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU]

* Mathieu O’Neill, author of Cyberchiefs. Autonomy and Authority in Online Tribes [Paris Sorbonne – Paris IV]

Public Keynote: TBA

Our plenary theme is ‘Developing the Virtual Society: Conflict in Adoption of P2P Networks’. As virtual society develops and peer technologies pump in its heart, this conference brings together academics of all disciplines to discuss conflict in the adoption of P2P networks. This is a time of confrontation between older forms of communication and organization and new ways of sharing, collaborating and acting collectively. We seek to explore the conflictual/adaptational tension between hierarchical institutions and p2p and the issues arising by adopting p2p in various movements and organizations.

We welcome suggestions for panels and papers on any area relating to our theme, and particularly in the following areas:

• P2P Network Theory • P2P and FLOSS adoption • Open source conflicts and forking • Adoption by NGOs and the developing world • Adoption by social movements, hacktivism, cyberconflict • Filesharing conflicts • Licensing Caveats

With your abstract of no more than 300 words please include the following information:

Name, postal address, email Institutional affiliation and position (if applicable)

Please send abstracts in Word or pdf format to the organisers at [email protected]

Provisional Deadline for abstracts: 15th January 2010

2 Comments Inaugural Conference of the Internet and P2P Research Group

  1. AvatarOredia Joel Shola

    Dear organizer,

    I am a student of International British Institute school in Cairo, Egypt. I write of behalf of my course mates of our intention to attend the upcoming seminar/workshop/conference.

    This is in relation to enhancing our academic prowess and giving us international views regarding some issues and events like the upcoming one.

    As this will help us to broaden our scope of knowledge, we hope to hear from you as soon as possible.

    Thanking you in anticipation of your expected co-operation.

    Yours sincerely,
    Oredia Joel Shola
    Tagamu Hawal, Area 8.
    New Cairo, Cairo.
    Egypt.
    +20144676341

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